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“Below average” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Dropo - CLOSED

El Dropo
Price range: US$9 - US$33
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: EL DROPO nace con la idea de unir tradicion y vanguardia, aglutinando en su carta diversas comidas internacionales, propiciando una experiencia que emocione, en la que comer no se vea cenido a un tipo de cocina especifica, en la que lo comensales puedan jugar con combinaciones multiples, haciendo que comer sea abrir la mente a nuevas formas de entender las cocina del mundo, combinarlas, saltarse sus limites. Para ello, creamos un espacio en un entorno unico, donde queremos dar rienda suelta a lo que siempre nos ha movido, una gastronomia que aune culturas y tradiciones, proponiendo recetas arriesgadas e innovadoras, maridando con vinos internacionales que realcen nuestro platos.Y todo ello con una base irrenunciable, comer no debe ser un lujo, excepto para los sentidos. Nos motiva hacer accesible la cocina internacional, que degustar un vino de calidad acertado para cada plato no tiene porque ser elitista, debe ser una experiencia divertida y unica.
Province of Malaga, Spain
Level Contributor
44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Below average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Unfortunately this time, Trip Advisor let us down; we went here about ten days ago on a short trip to Zafra and we went up to the roof terrace which was dirty and not laid out for clients; the tapas were frozen little empanadas and not impressive when deep fried - we can buy them in any supermarket. The meal was totally unforgettable, and the manager left after we arrived as we were the only people in the restaurant that night - a Thursday. Very disappointing, and we would never repeat this experience, or suggest anybody else try it. Sad. Can't fault the waiter, but the food did not life up to our expectations based on previous reviews!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lolimin
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Restaurante E, Gerente at El Dropo, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Thank you very much for choosing us and visit us, also thank you for bothering to waste their time in helping us mejorar.en his first and only visit not him seemed well nothing, the terrace was closed to the public we open in the summer but by education we teach it is, demanded us to change all fittings for French fries that we have for children's menus, are here to serve you and hope that we are at the height of their expectations in a second visitmany people work in order to satisfy their needs, a greeting from the staff of the dropo
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Delmont, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Plaza Grande Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

El Dropo is not easy to find but it is worth the search. Located at the corner between the Plaza Grande and the Plaza Chica, the small tapas bar doesn't look like much, but that is just the ground floor. The restaurant is one flight up and overlooks the plaza. The decor is a pleasant and surprisingly modern twist among the typical and traditional that usually can be found in Zafra. We had looked on line at the menu before arriving and when presented with the menus found that it was very much more limited than what we had found. However, the attention we were given by the chef who pointed out his recommended dishes on the menu to us made up for that. We were presented with an excellent amuse-bouche of a cod brandade on toast. For the wine he asked our preferences and recommended a red blend called "Habla Con Silencio" which we loved. I chose a filet which was done perfectly as I requested and my husband had a confit of cod. Dessert was tiramisu and vanilla ice cream. After dinner, he invited us up to yet another floor which was not in use that evening but was a top floor cozy bar with a terrace that overlooked the plaza and most of Zafra. At night the view was spectacular. What a great place for a nitecap!!
We usually stay in paradors and often eat there as well even though the prices are higher because the food is always excellent. El Dropo is challenging parador cuisine by setting more reasonable pricing along with quality cuisine. If you are in Zafra, seek out this beautiful restaurant with excellent food on the quaint Plaza Grande. It will be worth searching for.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GitanaUSA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“El Dropo, Zafra”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

What a wonderful surpise is this restaurant! We had initially only planned one night in Zafra but when circumstances had their way we found we had a total of 5 nights in this pretty small place.
El Dropo saved the day, the food is modern,clean, inventive, well priced, service excellent.
Both dishes we had;The tuna 1/2 grilled with vegetables and the Carbonara with 4 cheese sauce were above expectations. The house wine was of excellent standard. Our only problem is that they are closed Sunday and Monday nights.
Don't miss this gem if you are in Zafra

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cozie_12
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Lovely restaurant in a great location. This is a stylish and beautifully retored restaurant right in the centre of town. The food was excellent and the waiter could not have been more helpful and attentive. We would definitely go when we are in Zafra again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MJFCambridge
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Lindau, Deutschland
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best so far....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

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Very beautiful restaurant, very nice staff, nice food, good wine.....perfect ! ! !
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only a little too fast between the first and secon course... and a little too much oil on the jamon iberico. that's all !

Next week i'm here for another week and then i'm going to try all the other stuff from the menu...

BUT... so far this was one of the the most interesting restaurant i've ever been in.
...with the best music ever! :-)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jojonline
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